Local buses headed to NYC climate march

MIDDLEBURY — Addison County residents and Middlebury College students have filled four buses to go to the People’s Climate March taking place in New York City this Sunday, Sept. 21. They will be joined by others commuting by train, vans and car pools. More than 900 Vermonters and students from Vermont colleges are expected at the march.
“Several of those going have been active in opposing the gas pipeline proposed to run through Addison County, others have been working on divestment from fossil fuels, and others, like myself, have championed deep efficiency and conservation measures,” said Middlebury resident Laura Asermily.
The People’s Climate March is a response to the UN Climate Summit called by UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon in order to prepare for reaching a global climate deal and developing emission reduction commitments by the 2015 UN Climate Negotiations. The march, which comes eight years after 500 people marched from Ripton to Burlington to draw attention to global warming, is attracting people from all over the continent and is set to bring together several hundreds of thousands of people to the streets of New York City.

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